29 October 2020
Skopje – In the past 24 hours, 879 people were caught without personal protective equipment, i.e. face masks, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Thursday.
Skopje – Wearing protective face gear outdoors has become mandatory in North Macedonia after Parliament adopted late on Wednesday amendments to the Law on Protection of the Population from Communicable Disease, the Health Ministry said in a press release Thursday.
Skopje – Health Ministry said Thursday that mandatory self-isolation when testing for the coronavirus continues upon scheduling the test or until getting the test results, and of course if the test is positive.
Washington – The see-no-evil economic agenda of the Trump administration has contributed to the sharpest deterioration in relations in the Balkans since the region’s wars ended two decades ago, Foreign Policy magazine says in an analysis published on Wednesday.
Skopje – Deputy PM for Economic Affairs Fatmir Bytyqi met on Thursday with Hungarian Ambassador to North Macedonia László Dux and discussed current events regarding measures to assist the economy amid the pandemic, as well as economic cooperation and Hungary’s support for North Macedonia’s EU accession process.
Skopje – Minister of Local Self-Government Goran Milevski, President of ‘ZELS’ and Mayor of Skopje Petre Shilegov and EU Ambassador David Geer officially launched Thursday the ‘EU for Municipalities’ call for proposals.
Skopje – Based on best practices from European countries from Scandinavia to the Balkans, and spurred by parents’, students,’ and teachers’ concerns about current textbooks, the Ministry of Education and Science is planning on introducing entirely new teaching materials in the 2021-22 school year.
Paris – Three people were killed in a knife attack in a Nice church on Thursday that investigators are treating as an act of terrorism, French Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed.
Taipei – A Taiwanese air force pilot died in hospital shortly after being rescued from the seas off Taiwan’s southeastern coast by a Navy helicopter after ejecting from a malfunctioning F-5E jet trainer Thursday morning, the air force said.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – After an evening of peaceful protests in the wake of the killing of Walter Wallace Jr., tensions flared between police and demonstrators Tuesday evening. Scattered looting was seen in several areas of the city, prompting police to request that residents of West and North Philadelphia and other areas remain indoors.